Buch am Buchrain
Sable, a canton Or charged with a bulls head caboshed Sable, issuant from the canton a beech twig of three leaves in saltire Argent, in the angles of the leaves two beechnuts Or on stalks Argent.
Foundation of the arms:
Buch am Buchrain, first mentioned in the 8th century in deeds from Freising, was residence of a noble family in the High Middle Ages. The arms of this family, that can be traced until the 14th century (Sable a canton Or) has in a modified form become the basis for the design of the municipal arms. Remarkably, in the 16th century a parson of Buch, the canon Moritz von Sandizell, was elected bishop of Freising. The bulls head is taken from the arms of the family Sandizell; at the same time it recalls the agricultural structure of the municipality. The beech leaves "cant" for the village name.
The district government of Upper Bavaria approved the adoption of the arms on June 10th 1983.
Design of the arms:
Theodor Goerge, Freising.
Coat-of-arms of the Puecher.
Coat-of-arms of the Sandizell.
Erdinger Neueste Nachrichten
(Lokalteil der Süddeutschen Zeitung), 17.03.1983.
Erdinger Anzeiger/Dorfener Anzeiger, 30.12.1983.
Erdinger Neueste Nachrichten (Lokalteil der Süddeutschen Zeitung), 02.01.1984.
Unser Bayern (Heimatbeilage der Bayerischen Staatszeitung) Bd. 38 (1989), S. 64.
Der Wappenlöwe Jahrbuch 1990, S. 57.
Homepage of the municipality Buch am Buchrain (under construction)
This webpage was last modified 2001-07-14 by Marcus Schmöger